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corporate powers, privileges or franchise. Any proceeding of such revocation or forfeiture, shall be taken by the Attorney-General, as may be provided by law. lo general incorporation law, nor any special act of incorporation, shall be enacted without the concurrence of two-thirds of all the members elected to each House of the General Assembly.

SEC. 2. No corporation in existence at the adoption of this Constitution shall have its charter amenrled or renewed without first filing, under the corporate seal of said corporation, and duly attested, in the office of the Secretary of State, an acceptance of the provisions of this Constitution.

SEC. 3. No corporation shall issue stock, except for money paid, labor done or personal property, or real estate or leases thereof actually acquired by such corporation.6

SEL. . The rights, privileges, immunities and estates of religious societies and corporate bodies, except as herein otherwise provided, shall remain as if the Constitution of this State had not been altered.

Ser. J. No foreign corporation shall do any business in this State througb or by branch offices, agents or representatives located in this State, without haring an authorized agent or agents in the State upon whom legal process may be served.

SEX. 6. Shares of the capital stock of corporations created under the laws of this State, when owned by persons or corporations without this State, shall not be subject to taxation by any law now existing or hereafter to be made. 7

ARTICLE X.

EDUCATION,

SECTION 1. The General Assembly shall provide for the establishment and maintenance of a general and efficient system of free public schools, and may require by law that every child, not physically or mentally disabled, shall attend the public school, umless educated by other means.

SEC, 2. In addition to the income of the investments of the Public School Fund, the General Issembly shall make provision for the annual payment of not less than one hundred thousand dollars for the benefit of the free publie shools which, with the income of the investments of the Public School Fund, shall be equitably apportioned among the school districts of the State as the General Issembly shall provide; and the money so apportioned shall be used ex"lusively for the payment of teachers salaries and for furnishing free text boks; provided, however that in such apportionment, no distinction shall be made on account of race or color, and separate schools for white and colored

bildren shall be maintained. All other expenses connected with the maintenance of free public schools, and all expenses connected with the erection or repair of free public school buildings shall be defrayed in such manner as shall be provided by law.

SEX. 3. No portion of any fund now existing, or which may hereafter be appropriatel, or raised by tax, for educational purposes, shall be appropriated to, or used by, or in aid of any sectarian, church or denominational school; provided, that all real or personal property lised for school purposes, where the tuition is free shall be exempt from taxation and assessment for public purposes.

SEC, f. No part of the principal or income of the Public School Fund, now

The original text of section 3 is as follows: Section 3. No corporation shall issue stock, except for money paid, labor done or personal property, or real estate or leases thereof actually acquired by such corporation; and neither labor nor property shall be received in payment of stock at a greater price than the actual ralie at the time the said labor was done or property delivered or title acquired. The part in italies was stricken out by an amendment adopted by a two-thirds vote of the members of the general assemblies of 1901 and 1903. Amendment adopted by a two-thirds vote of the members of the

general assemblies of 1901 and 1903. The text of the original section it as follows: Section 6. In all elections for directors managers of stock corporations each share. holder shall be entitled to one vote for each share of stock he may hold.

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or hereafter existing, shall be used for any other prose than the support of free public schools.

ARTICLE XI.

AGRICULTUBE. SECTION 1. There shall be a department established and maintained, kuown is the State Board of Agriculture.

SEC. 2. The said board shall be composed of three Commissioners of Agriculture, one of whom shall reside in each county of the State. Any two of them shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 3. The said Commissioners of Agriculture shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Senate, one for the term of one year, one for the term of two years, and one for the term of three years; and thereafter all appointments of ('ominissioners of Agriculture shall be made as aforesaid for the term of three years; and they shall hold office until their successors are duly qualified: provided. that any vacancy occurring in the office of ('ommissioner of Agriculture before the expiration of a term shall be filled by appointment as aforesaid for the remainder of the term; and provided further, that in case such vacancy shall occur when the Senate is not in session, such vacancy may be filled by the Governor without confirmation by the Senate until the end of the next session of the Senate.

SEX. 4. The said board shall have power to abate and prevent, by such means as the General Assembly shall prescribe, all contagious and infectious diseases of fruit trees, plants, vegetables, (ereals, horses, cattle and other farm animals.

SEC, 0. The said Commissioners may devise such plans for securing immigration to this State of industrious and useful settlers as they may deem expedient, and such plans may be executed as prescribed by the General Issembly.

SEC. 6. The General Assembly shall provide by law for the compensation of the members of said board.

SEC. 7. The Board of Agriculture hereby established shall continue for eight years from the date of the qualification of the first member thereof, after which it may be abolished by the General Assembly.

ARTICLE XII.

HEALTH. The General Assembly shall provide for the establishment and maintenance of a State Board of Health, which shall have supervision of all inatters relating to public health. with such powers and duties as may be prescribeul hy law; and also for the establishment and maintenance of such local boards of health as may be necessary, to be under the supervision of the State Boarel. to such extent and with such powers as may be prescribed by law.

ARTICLE XIII.

LOCAL OPTION.

SECTION 1. The General Assembly may from time to time provide by law for the submission to the vote of the qualified electors of the several districts of the State, or any of them, mentioned in Section ? of this Article, the question whether the inanufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors shall be licensen or prohibited within the limits thereof; and in every district in which there is a majority against license, no person, tirin or corporation shall thereafter manufacture or sell spirituous, vinons or malt liquors, except for medicinal or sactamental purposes, within said district, until at il subsequent submission of such question a majority of votes shall be cast in Suid district for license. Whenever a majority of all the members elected to each Ilouse of the General Assembly by the qualified electors in any district named in Section 2 of this Article shall request the submission of the question of license or no license to it vote of the qualified electors in said district, the General Assembly shall pro

vide for the submission of such question to the qualified electors in such district at the next general election thereafter.

Sec. 2. Under the provisions of this Article, Sussex County shall comprise one district, Kent County one district, the City of Wilmington, as its corporate limits now are or may be hereafter extended, one district, and the remaining part of New Castle County one district.

SEC. 3. The General Assembly shall provide necessary laws to carry out and enforce the provisions of this Article, enact laws governing the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors under the limitations of this article, and provile such penalties as may be necessary to enforce the same.

ARTICLE XIV.

OATH OF OFFICE.

Members of the General Assembly and all public officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as shall be by law exempted, shall, before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation :

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the l'uiterl States, and the Constitution of the State of Delaware, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of

according to the best of my ability;" and all such officers, except as aforesaid, who shall have been chosen at any election, shall, before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take, and subscribe the oath or affirmation above presriled, together with the following addition thereto, as part thereof:

"And I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not directly or iqlirently paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, or offered or promised to contribute, any money or other valuable thing as a consideration or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at the election at which I was elected to sid office."

No other oath, declaration or test shall be required as a qualification for any office of public trust.

ARTICLE XV.

MISCELLANEOUS, SEX TION 1. The Chancellor, Judges and Attorney-General shall be contrvators of the peace throughout the State; and the Sheriffs and Coroners shall be conservators of the peace within the counties respective in which they reside.

SEC. 2. No public officer shall receive any fees without giving to the person paying the same a receipt therefor, if required, therein specifying every item and charge.

SEX. 3. No costs shall be paid by a person accused, on a bill returned imoram us, nor on acquittal.

SEXY. 1. No law shall extend the term of any public officer or diminish his silars or emolmnents after his election or appointment.

SEC. J. All public otticers shall hold their respective offices until their Nuccessors shall be duly qualified, except in cases herein otherwise provided.

SE'. 6. Al publie officers shall hold their offices on condition that they hebave themselves well. The Governor shall remove from office any public sificers (ouvicted of misbehavior in office or of any infamous crime.

SEC. 7. The matters within Section 30 of Article IV and Sections 7 and s tof Article V are excepted from the provision of the Constitution that "No peru shall for any indictable offense be proceeded against criminally by infor mation." and also from the provisions of the Constitution concerning trial by jury.

SEC. 8. All stationery, printing. paper and fuel used in the legislative and other departments of government shall be furnished, and the printing. binding and distributing of the laws, journals, official reports, and all other printing and binding, and the repairing and furnishing the halls and rooms

used for the meetings of the General Assembly and its committees shall be performed under contract to be given to the lowest responsible bidder below such maximum price and under such regulations as shall be prescribed by law. Such bids shall be opened in the presence of the persons ma ng the bids or their representatives.

No member or officer of any department of the government shall be in any way interested in any such contract when awarded to or by any such member, officer or department.

SEC. 9. This Constitution shall be prefixed to every codification of the Laws of this State.

ARTICLE XVI.

AMENDMENTS AND CONVENTIONS. SEC. 1. Any amendment or amendments to the Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or House of Representatives; and if the same shall be agreed to by two-thirds of all the members elected to each House. such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and the Secretary of State shall cause such proposed amendment or amendments to be published three months before the next general election in at least three newspapers in each county in which such newspapers shall be published; and if in the General Assembly next after the said election such proposed amendment or amendments shall upon a yea and nay vote be agreed to by two-thirds of all the members elected to each House, the same shall thereupon become part of the Constitution.

SEC, 2. The General Assembly by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each House may from time to time provide for the submission to the qualified electors of the State at the general election next thereafter the question, “Shall there be a Convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?"; and upon such submission, if a majority of those voting on said question shall decide in favor of a Convention for such purpose, the General Assembly at its next session shall provide for the election of delegates to such convention at the next general election. Such Convention shall be composed of forty-one delegates, one of whom shall be chosen from each Representative District by the qualified electors thereof, and two of whom shall be chosen from New Castle County, two from Kent County and two from Sussex County by the qualified electors thereof respectively. The delegates so chosen shall convene at the Capital of the State on the first Tuesday in September next after their election. Every delegate shall receive for his services such compensation as shall be provided by law. A majority of the Convention shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Convention shall have power to appoint such officers, employees and assistants as it may deem necessary, and fix their compensation, and provide for the printing of its documents. journals, debates and proceedings. The Convention shall determine the rules of its proceedings, and be the judge of the elections, returns and qualification of its members. Whenever there shall be a vacancy in the office of delegate from any district or county by reason of failure to elect, ineligibility, death. resignation or otherwise, a writ of election to fill such vacancy shall be issued by the Governor, and such vacancy shall be filled by the qualified electors of such district and county.

SEC. 3. The General Assembly shall provide for receiving, tallying and counting the votes for or against a Convention, and for returning to the General Assembly at its next session the state of such vote; and shall also enact all provisious necessary for giving effect to this Article.

SEC. 4. No bill or resolution passed by the General Assembly imder or pursuant to the provisions of this Article, shall require for its validity the approval of the Governor, and the same shall be exempt from the provisions of Section 18 or Article III, of this Constitution.

SEC. 5. In voting at any general election, upon the question, “Shall there be a Convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?", the ballots shall be separate from those cast for any person voted for at such election, iad shall be kept distinct and apart from all other ballots.

SCHEDULE. That no inconvenience may arise from the amendments of the Constitution of this state, and in order to carry the same into complete operation, it is hereby declared and ordained as follows:

SECTION 1. The President of this Convention, immediately on its adjournment, shall deliver the enrolled copy of this amended Constitution and Schedule to the Secretary of State, who shall file the same in his office, and the Secretary of this Convention shall cause the same to be published three times in two newspapers in each county of the State.

SEC. 2. This amended Constitution shall take effect on the tenth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven.

SEC. 3. The offices of the present Senators and Representatives shall not be vacated or otherwise affected by this amended Constitution, except that the Senators whose terms do not expire on the day of the next general election sball thereafter represent the districts in which they now reside until the end of the terms for which they were elected.

At the general election to be held in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, there shall be elected from each of the even numbered Senatorial District in the State, except District number two in New Castle ('ounty. District number four in Kent (ounty, and District number two in Sussex County, a Senator for the term of two years, and from each of the odd numhered Senatorial Districts in the State a Senator for the term of four years.

And thereafter, as the said terms shall from time to time expire a Senator shall be elected from each of the said Senatorial Districts for the full term of four years.

At the general election to be held in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight, there shall be elected in each Representative District in the State one Representative for the term of two years.

Sec. 4. The terms of Senators and Representatives shall begin on the day next after their election.

Sec. 5. The first general election under this amended Constitution shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight.

SEC. 6. The term of office of the present Governor shall not be vacated, or in any wise affected by this amended ('onstitution.

SEC. 7. Unless otherwise provided by this amended Constitution or Schedule, all persons elected or appointed before this amended Constitution shall take effect, to State or county offices made elective by this amended Constitution, whose terms will expire before the first Tuesday in January in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine. shall hold their respective offices until the said last mentioned day; and all persons elected or appointed as aforesaid to such offices, whose terms will expire between the said first Tuesday in January in the year .one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine and the first Tuesday in January in the year one thousand nine hundred and one, sball hold their respective offices until the said last mentioned day; and all persons elected or appointed as aforesaid to such offices, whose terms will expire between the said first Tuesday in January in the year one thousand nine hundred and one and the first Tuesday in January in the year one thousand nine hundred and three, shall hold their respective offices until the said last mentioned day; and the successors of such persons shall be elected at the general election next before the expiration of the terms as hereby extended : provided, however, that the successors of the present Auditor of Accounts. State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner shall be elected at the general election next preceding the expiration of their several terms of office, and the person so elected shall enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Tuesday in January following their election. The officers whose terms of office are extended by this section shall renew their official obligations upon the expiration of their present terms.

SEC. 8. The terms of office of all State and ('ounty Officers made elective by this amended Constitution shall commence on the first Tuesday in January

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